Excellent report Nell. The hill at the end was a right kicker for me when I ran it last year, but luckily its a short and sharp one.I found the out and back at 17 - 20 miles a killer too, as all the time you were running on the downhill out you had it in your mind you had an uphill back to run up.
I think ive definitley decided on Manchester next April now, so hopefully look forward to meeting some of you good folk there.
Nell mate. fantastic time. Agreed the sub 3 must be next up for you. I saw loads of pictures on facebook and they were all like white sheets, i.e. fog , fog and more fog.
Carter. I need to cut down the carbs too mate. i.e. beer. lol I had a cracking weekend in Liverpool, but suffered my first ever DNF at the Wirrall half.
I was wearing some new shoes on Friday and Saturday and when I kicked them off on Saturday night the heel of my right foot felt really bruised and painful. Got up for a wee at 5am and could barely put any weight on it. Not good. So decided I would run as I was there anyway and drop out as soon as it became an issue. Ive seen the gip that PS foot is giving her, so its just not worth it for the sake of one race. After 5 miles the foot really started hurting, and because I was overcompensating my stride to keep weight off it I started getting a bad shin splint in my left leg. Mile 6 I see my missus stood at the side of the road (as the race was a 10k also and this point passed the finish) and call it a day. 6.2 mile run exactly, a 43 minute 10k.
Gutted, but their just wasn't any point. Beautiful flat course though once it gets to the sea, and I will definitely be back next year to finish it in style.
Lesson learnt I guess is that if you're running a marathon that involves a weekend away wear comfy shoes!!
Hi guys. Long time no speak. The work promotion has just killed me off, i'm getting home exhausted everynight, and just simply haven't had time to run let alone visit the forum. I did a half marathon in the Lakes a couple of weeks ago and it was bloody hilly and hard. 1:45 time.
Im running the BTR Wirral half marathon this weekend and its flat and fast so looking for a big time. Dont think im good enough for a sub 1:30 just yet, but am looking to get as dam close to it as I can. Just am going to set the virtual pace partner on my garmin to 6:52 min mile and see how long I can hold on for.
I also got the bastard ironman rejection VLM mag , so am also sizing up Manchester as an option
PS. Great work on your marathon. Your splits near the end look similar to mine at the Yorkshire marathon last year. When the wheels come off they come off big time.
Carter. Im surprised you ever want to run again after that mad endurance event Stuart. Whats your username on Strava? Ill get following.